Sihanoukville – A seaside town featuring Cambodia’s best-known beaches

Tourists must be deeply impressed by traditional and ancient beauty of countries in Indochina Peninsula like Kingdom of Cambodia. Setting your foot here, you will stand a chance of exploring and enjoying distinctive architectural designs of Royal Palace, temples or pagodas that feature Khmer culture. However, this time, just leave all of them behind and opt for another tourist attraction with distinctive appearance: Sihanoukville. Read more: Cambodia travel

 Sihanoukville’s view taken from above

Sihanoukville’s view taken from above

Fairly unspoiled and surrounded three sites by the Gulf of Thailand, the town of Sihanoukville, also known as Kompong Som, is an optimum destination for the visitors who savor moments of relaxation and peace. It used to be an old coastal port and has been exploited for tourism development for several past few years.

 A crystal-clean beach in Sihanouk

A crystal-clean beach in Sihanouk

White-sand beaches and inshore islands are two amongst the most precious presents that The Creator give Sihanoukville, rendering this town breathtaking and magnificent. When you arrive at this stunning town, pristine beaches with crystal-clear water will definitely take your breath away, inspiring you a feeling of enjoying staying here forever. A number of the beaches are filled with natural green grass with which local cows have meals, which always draws visitors’ attraction and curious stares. Some of the beaches are rocky, a couple are big resorts and some are pure sandy beaches. You can choose any of them to stay depending on your interest and budget. Of all the beaches, privately owned Sokha beach is regarded as the best of Sihanoukville’s beaches thanks to 1-kilomtre wide white sand, placid water perfect for swimming and a 5-star resort complex.

Sunset on Sokha beach

Sunset on Sokha beach

Almost everyone visiting Sihanoukville should not miss a trip to Koh Rong Island to see the so-called phosphorescent sea on their own. It takes visitors more than two tired hour to reach the island from Sihanoukville by boat, but it does not matter if you get there on an exciting party boat with foods, drinks and singing. What is more wonderful is that the boat will drop in a small island with nothing but rocks, plants and animals for lunch and scuba diving to explore colorful coral reefs. Once your boat reaches the island, its picturesque scenery is in sight. Now, await until the dark cover everything but one: phosphorescent sea, especially at night without moonlight.

A beach on Koh Rong

A beach on Koh Rong

Bio-luminescent phytoplankton at night on Koh Rong

Bio-luminescent phytoplankton at night on Koh Rong

You will not have to worry about where to stay during your vacation in Sihanoukville because the town offers a substantial number of accommodations ranging from some dollars a night in mid-range places to thousands of dollars in luxurious resorts for upper class. Restaurants and bars are also thoroughly considered, planned and built to meet the demand of the moderate number of visitors to Sihanoukville. Fresh seafood, especially crabs, prawns and ocean fish, has been always one of the town’s biggest draws, cooked in foreign cuisines, say, Australian, French, Indian, German, British or Italian.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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